Some of you are wondering what in the world is she talking about? In the Old Testament, king Ahaziah (the son of king Ahab & queen Jezebel) was badly injured. “He fell through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria and he sent messengers to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether he would recover of this disease.” (II Kings 1:2) According to the Biblical text, Ahaziah (king of Israel) called his injury a disease. Perhaps, the injuries from such a high fall badly damaged his body. Who knows who could have been diabetic and his injuries never healed. Whatever the case, he sought the advice of Baalzebub (a.k.a. Beelzebub, the god of the flies, god of the Philistines who lived in the city of Ekron; and in the New Testament, Beelzebub is portrayed as Satan, the prince of demons). The point is king Ahaziah was just that stupid to ask the advice of a false god. There is no doubt that Ahaziah knew about the Living God because his father Ahab (king of Israel) was allied with Jehoshaphat (king of Judah) who was a devout man “…and the Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents [including the Philistines and Arabians]; and he had riches and honor in abundance. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.” (II Chronicles 17:3-6)
BREAK IT ON DOWN
Many people (including Christians) are guilty of the same sin as king Ahaziah of Israel. Instead of going to the LORD, JESUS CHRIST with our prayers, praise, requests, questions, or petitions, we go to the astronomers, bleached chicken bones, soothsayers, people who read dark shadows, ghost whisperers, fortune tellers, hand readers and the like to ask about our future or whether or not we will be healed of sicknesses, diseases, or constipation!
In king Ahaziah’s case, the Angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbit (a powerful prophet and man of God), “Arise go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, IS THERE NOT A GOD IN ISRAEL THAT YE GO TO INQUIRE OF BAALZEBUB the god of Ekron? Thus, this tells you that the eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the good and the evil! If the Lord saw king Ahaziah, the Lord sees you and I.
Therefore, the Lord GOD is saying to all of us and the entire World, “I AM THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD…WHY DO YOU SEEK HELP FROM ALL OTHER SOURCES AS OPPOSED TO COMING UNTO ME FOR HELP AND SOLUTIONS?” Rather than go to the Lord JESUS CHRIST in unwavering faith, we call on everybody else and we blame everybody else including the government, the president, our neighbor, the dog, the cat, the uncle, the auntie, the weather, finances, the job, the church, etc. You know what I mean?
Let us turn to the Lord God of Heaven for all of our needs There is no body like the Lord! Nobody can help us complete deliver us like the Lord! I beg you to give everything that hurts you to the Lord and HE WILL WORK IT OUT!
May the Lord richly bless you and yours!